Ramayana Chowpaie (Chaupai)

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Material Information

Title:
Ramayana Chowpaie (Chaupai)
Physical Description:
Audio
Creator:
SB
Recordings and Field Log
SB
Field Log
SB
Recording
Koongbeharry, Phoolchan ( Performer )
Unidentified ( Performer )
Unidentified ( Performer )
Publication Date:

Subjects

Genre:
chowpai
ramayana
Spatial Coverage:
Trinidad and Tobago -- Penal-Debe -- Trinidad -- Penal

Notes

General Note:
Caribbean, Trinidad, Indo-Trinidadian
General Note:
Society of Indian Art and Music
General Note:
Penal 5/62
General Note:
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General Note:
Caribbean 1962
General Note:
This session features a number of East Indian/Indo-Trinidadian performance styles, including traditional songs—e.g., sohar (childbirth), khajri (after planting rice), and chowtal (spring song)—and semiclassical genres—e.g., holi (or hori), dhrupad, ghazal, and thumri—as well as Hindi hymns (bhajan) and stick fighting songs (gatka). It includes a variety of performance settings and a number of interviews with the performers.
General Note:
Alan Lomax: "Singers: R0aghoonath R0amdass, Bhola Hansa, R0atanlal Manbodh, Mohase Mahabir, R0amnarine Bholai, Phoolchan Koongbeharry, Gowkaran, Dindial Maharaj, Sitaram Bholai, Bisnath Jhingoo, R0amnath R0amdass, Heeralal Boodhai, Kisoon Maharaj, R0amnanan Boochoon, R0amroop Bholai, R0amnath Harripersad, Pundit Benny Madho, Seebalack. Toolsie Bridgelal: Mojess R0ead, Penal, or c/o Gowkaran of same address. … Drama group: Sookdeo R0am Krishna - 4 boys (adolescent age) – dancing; Harripersad Sampath – Lord Krishna; R0amlakhan Surjan – R0adha."
General Note:
Ramayana: performances often involve two groups of men who sing in a responsorial manner. Alan Lomax notes that the performances are accompanied by a “dholak” (barrel drum) and ghang (handheld cymbals). Each chorus sings in unison and the tempo steadily increases as the performance progresses.
General Note:
vocal
General Note:
ghang
General Note:
dholak
General Note:
Saraswati Prakash Group

Record Information

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Resource Identifier:
1080.0
System ID:
CA90000458:00001